|All Pictures from Google Images|
|Soooo... it's mid February and many of you are probably wwwwaaaayyyy ahead of me in preparing your spot|
for gardening this summer.
This picture is my Dream Box Garden, complete with
above ground boxes, fence, paving stones, and
weed barrier which of course means
NO GRASS OR WEEDS :)
(there's not a smiley face big enough on the Net to insert in this space :)
Some of our most favored garden foods are corn, tomatoes and squash. Nothing like a fresh off the vine red tomato sandwich slathered with Blue Ribbon mayonnaise and salt'n pepper!
Or the smell of fresh yellow squash and onions simmering in a tad of olive oil. Can you smell it yet?
But since we live in the middle of deer and rabbit heaven,
we cannot grow a single pea. They keep them "mowed down" at the first sign of a fresh sprout - now why can't we get them to eat the GRASS like that??? They'd save us a ton on buying lawn mowers and gas and blades and..
As an added bonus, we live on top of 'Sand Hill', and y'all know what lives down in the sand pits that's been dug out by the gopher turtles... yep, "Bell Tails," otherwise known as
U.S. Eastern Diamond Back Rattlesnakes!!!!!
This is why we have a BIG, wide yard that is kept mowed
so we can see where we step, AND why we have bulldogs.
Our sweet bulldog, Sallie, now gone, literally saved Ted about 2 summers ago, when he went out walking in our pine
Which brings me back to the garden situation...
I gotta have it where I can see my feet.
It just gets too "snake-y" around these parts.
In other words, TED does most all the garden work
plowing, planting (well, I do help drop the seeds) and picking.
So this year, I PLAN to have a fenced in, above the ground,
high quality weed barrier-ed 'Box Garden'.
Something on the lines of this...
With a HIGH FENCE, kinda like this one...
I don't THINK a deer can jump quite this high(?)
With tall boxes PLUS the weed barrier,
kinda like this one, and the paving stones,
kinda like the ones in the top picture.
STAKES AND STRINGS, KINDA LIKE THESE,
SO THE VINES WILL GROW UP
SOs I WON'T HAVE TO BEND DOWN TO
PICK THEM PEAS!
Of course, I have to find someone to do all
that WORK... hmm, I wonder who?
HAPPY GARDEN DREAMING, Y'ALL